Pocomoke ends the regular season with huge win over Snow Hill
SNOW HILL, Md.- Behind a game high 24 points from Nigel Houston, the Pocomoke Warriors got the big time road win over Snow Hill 67-60. With the win, the Warriors end the regular season with their best record since the 2015-2016 season at 18-4. The loss drops Snow Hill to a final regular season record of 7-14.
On paper, this game looked to be a run away for Pocomoke coming in with a record of 17-4 compared to a 7-13 record for the Eagles. But like any inner county rivalry, it came down to the final minutes. Snow Hill came out firing in the first, jumped out to an 8-3 lead with 2 minutes to play in the quarter. After a Pocomoke timeout, the Warriors woke up and brought it within three to end the first quarter. In the second, the Eagles still dominated the momentum in the first five minutes. They led by as many six behind six points from Shiquan Williams and X’Zayveighn Holden each in the half. But in the final minutes of the half, Pocomoke went on a run of their own to take a 30-28 lead at the break. Nigel Houston had a huge half for the Warriors, 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead all scorers.
Coming out of the half, the Warriors were firing. They jumped out to a 9-0 run and led by thirteen midway through the quarter. They dominated the quarter to lead by eleven at the end of the quarter. But, in the final quarter, the Eagles made one last run to close the gap. With a Skylar Blank three the Eagles cut the lead to five with 5:18 to play. The Warriors lead fluctuated between five and ten throughout the quarter but with 38 seconds to play, Snow Hill cut the lead to five once more to get the crowd on their feet. From there it became the foul game and the Warriors knocked down their free throws to hold on for the 67-60 win over Snow Hill.
Headed to the playoffs, Pocomoke sits at third in the 1A East bracket and will host Washington in round one. The Eagles come in at the 4 seed and will host Mardela.
- Nigel Houston: 24 points, 15 rebounds
- Brandon Snowden: 11 points, 13 rebounds
- Johari Eni: 11 points, 8 rebounds
- Charles Finney: 11 points
- D’aron Jones: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists
- Keyshawn Robinson: 4 points
Snow Hill Scorers:
- Shi’Quan Williams: 23 points
- Skylar Blank: 7 points
- X’Zayveighn Holden: 6 points
- J. McCabe: 6 points
- Ira Baine: 6 points
- D. Ballard: 4 points
- Teron Lewis: 2 points
- Chris Waters: 2 points
- Payton Wallace: 2 points
- Cyon Anderson: 2 points